About PalFleet Truck Equipment Company, LLC

PalFleet offers work truck solutions in a one-stop shop experience with second-to-none customer service. We sell, install and service products made by PALFINGER and other top-tier equipment, body and accessory suppliers. Our sales and engineering team can develop the best solution for your unique needs, and our shop and service technicians have the training and experience to build it right and keep it running efficiently.

PalFleet customers benefit from our experience, locations, industry relationships and ownership.

Experience

PalFleet is a new company with more than four decades of leadership in the truck equipment industry. From the sales staff to the shop technicians, the people at each location have extensive experience with a broad variety of truck equipment products and factory training on most major product lines. Each PalFleet location meets the requirements of the NTEA Member Verification Program, recognizing that we maintain the highest industry standards for excellence, safety and quality.

Locations

PalFleet has locations in several major markets in the Southeast, Midwest and Northeast to be close to our customers. As a result, we have the capacity to fill large fleet orders but also offer specialized sales and service at each location targeted to the needs of the local market. Each location is a Focused Facility designed to create exceptional value in support of PalFleet’s overall business model.

Ownership

PalFleet is part of the PALFINGER North America Group, a leading North American manufacturer of cranes, truck bodies, mechanics trucks, truck mounted forklifts, hoists, lift gates, roll-offs, hook loaders and aerial devices. Established in 1932, PALFINGER has been among the leading international manufacturers of hydraulic lifting, loading and handling systems for commercial vehicles for many years.

As a multi-national company group with its headquarters in Salzburg, Austria, PALFINGER has manufacturing and assembly sites in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Innovation, internationalization and greater flexibility form the strategic pillars of the corporate strategy. In line with this strategy, PALFINGER today stands for innovative lifting, loading and handling solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain.

Relationships

PalFleet works closely with OEM chassis manufacturers to assure that the solutions we provide are fully integrated with the right chassis to maximize the safety and productivity of the complete package. In addition, we work closely with vocational truck dealers to develop specialized solutions for their customers. Strong relationships with major fleet management companies allow us to provide work truck solutions that meet the unique needs of national and regional fleets in a variety of end-use applications. From single truck operators to large fleets, end users keep coming back to PalFleet because the solutions we provide keep them on the job and out of the shop.

 

Company History

Three different truck equipment companies that emerged in the 1970s eventually came together as PalFleet, today’s leader in work truck solutions.

1970s

Fontaine Truck Equipment Company, a Birmingham, AL manufacturer of truck trailers and fifth wheel products, begins building a network of specialized sales and distribution branches in major markets in the Southeast and Midwest.

Omaha Standard Truck Equipment Company opens as a factory-owned sales and distribution center near Omaha Standard’s body manufacturing facility in Council Bluffs, IA.

Tiffin Loader Crane begins selling and distributing truck-mounted articulating cranes for specialized material handling applications in Tiffin, OH.

1980s

Fontaine Truck Equipment Company is acquired by the Marmon Group and the distribution branches were restructured as a standalone truck equipment distribution company that kept the name.

Tiffin Loader Crane grows into a leading distributor of articulating cranes and develops its own unique solutions, adapting its leading European technology to the needs of its customers in the transportation and construction industries.

1990s

Fontaine Truck Equipment Company becomes a major distributor for service bodies, service cranes, mechanics trucks, dump trucks and other vocational truck equipment products in the Southeast and Midwest. The company opens chassis bailment pools for Ford, General Motors and Chrysler products and develops a ship-through relationship with Ford.

Tiffin Loader Crane becomes PALFINGER’s largest independent articulating crane dealer in the U.S.

2000

Tiffin Loader Crane is acquired by PALFINGER, establishing the European company’s presence in the U.S.  The following year a new state-of-the-art installation facility was opened in Tiffin, OH.

2006

Omaha Standard Distribution is formed by the merger of the distribution businesses of Fontaine Truck Equipment Company and Omaha Standard Truck Equipment Company, following Omaha Standard, Inc.’s acquisition of the Fontaine Truck Equipment Company.

2008

Omaha Standard Distribution is acquired by PALFINGER in its acquisition of Omaha Standard, Inc.

2009

Omaha Standard Distribution and Tiffin Loader Crane’s business operations are integrated.

2010

PalFleet Truck Equipment Company, LLC is formed by the merger of Omaha Standard Distribution and Tiffin Loader Crane, with locations in Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Council Bluffs, Dallas, Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville and Tiffin.

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